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Two Die When Crowded Pickup Rolls

Two Die When Crowded Pickup Rolls

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(KSL News) Two people died and six others were injured when a crowded pickup truck rolled today in southern Utah.

The Utah Highway Patrol says the driver of the truck apparently fell asleep. Authorities believe the people packed inside were in the country illegally.

Courtesy Utah Dept. of Public Safety
Courtesy Utah Dept. of Public Safety

The truck was westbound on S.R. 59 between Hurricane and Hildale when the rollover happened about 8 a.m.

Troopers say that a 27-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman died at the scene. Six others had minor to moderate injuries.

Two Die When Crowded Pickup Rolls

Two of the eight occupants, one being the suspected driver, are from Las Vegas. The other six individuals are from Guatemala.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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